A brief history of the 14th Marines by Ronald J Brown; United States. Marine Corps. Marine

By Ronald J Brown; United States. Marine Corps. Marine Regiment, 14th

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At times, the cannoneers of the 10th Marines (2d Marine Division) fired in support of 4th Marine Division; at other times, the 14th Marines fired fbr the 2d Marine Division. After the Army division's initial land- or reinforcements from coming to their aid. The ings, the 14th Marines fired in support of the 27th Division's RCT 165 during its attachment to the 4th defenders, blinded by the smoke, were huddled deep in their bunkers when the rifle battalion began its assault. The battalion surged to the top of Hill 500.

Once these were secured, landing the remaining artillery units before dark became the highest priority. The 1st Battalion, 14th Marines, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Harry J. Zimmer, landed across Blue Beach 4 on Ennubirr just before 1700 that evening. Lieutenant Colonel George B. Wilson's 2d Battalion crossed at Blue Beach 3 on The 23d Marines struck Roi with two battalions abreast. They moved across an antitank ditch toward their first objective, Phase Line 0-i. The guns of the 3d Battalion were in direct support of Lieutenant Colonel Edward).

Aware of the critical situation, the 3d Battalion had been tracking every adjustment even though its batteries were nor engaged. This foresight allowed the 3d Battalion to commence firing without hesitation and destroy the attackers. The Japanese at- ward observers checked retephone lines to the batteries, and arranged for radio backups, as the heavy enemy shelling and numerous tracked vehicles in the area consranrly severed wire lines. Ar the guns, men readied 29 Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 84815 A Marine 105mm section from the 3dBattalion readies for action.

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